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    My turn to put my pic up on the dart board... looking to get comments on the composition, exposure & post-process. Recommended to view pic abt 50cm from screen, so yr eyes see the whole pic instead of sections of it.

    Converted to B&W, added a slight blue hue for a cool metallic feeling... fire away


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    woh! impressive! very dynamic feel! especially like the "zzzzz" light trail in the background. the car look dam fierce!!

    if you can
    1) how did you shoot from that angle?
    2) did you ps the top right corner to white so as to put in the wording, or its originally like that?

    thanks.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    the "ear" is sticking out...
    & the tilt is a little uncomfortable. i think the car is crashing down.

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    dennis:
    1) mounted the camera to the car using a customized rig
    2) That white spot is actually the ceiling flourescent light during long exposure. It's not PS'd away but my custom workflow overblow it... not exactly desirable but felt this was better...

    areality:
    side-mirror is sticking out? umm... how to correct that in composition? And can elaborate more on the crashing down feeling? I intended the pic to be in-your-face.. I felt, a level shot would not be so dynamic, plus composing at 12mm is challenging...
    Last edited by Rev; 10th July 2005 at 02:50 PM.

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    Works well for me.

    The tight cropping draws the viewer in to mentally complete the image for closure. The tilt, motion blur, awkward angle all serve to convey tension and dynamism and the ultrawide-closeup perspective gives the impression of the car waiting to burst out. Perhaps my only nit is that you failed to include the peugeot badge or a clearer identifying feature of the car in the image...also the "206" font is a little too tame.

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    The picture speaks! Bordering genius. The awful/awesome angle and all. The spinning wheel and turning angled wheel is brilliant.

    I really dislike the words and number - utterly meaningless. Pse take it away!

    The macabre side of me is imagining that this is the last scene a road traffic victim saw with his living eyes....

    If only there is a screaming driver caught gripping the steering wheel, then it will be a million dollar shot.

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    Very nice angle! which focal length did you use?

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    beautiful.absolutely beautiful. you need to do more of this work and you could easily get a car company interested

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    brilliant stuff....woww

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    this looks like an interesting abstraction of a car.

    i feel that in order to make it a successful car picture that will make people feel more impressed of the car itself, you need to include more information about the car, like the menacing curves, fierce headlamps, or etc, complemented with a background, maybe lightning or something.

    the lighting n blurred wheels helps to create a sense of coolness and speed, but dun u think at this perspective most cars will look the same? the lines are very distorted due to wide angle lens, which can be artistic, but they look similar for all cars. at this view, a honda civic or mitsubitshi evo may look similar, and it would be hard to differentiate them.

    when a buyer sees the ad he might be more interested in the car as a whole, not isolated lines. moreover, the horizon is tilted a little too much in my opinion, which may again be artistic, but having too much of that deprives the picture of reality. i have seen a car (was it hyundai?) website posting similar pictures, abstract pictures under its gallery. and i thought "what's the point?" because i feel like they are hiding things from me, only abstract parts of the vehicle are shown, yes, artistic, but individual parts composed by an artist does not tell me anything about the vehicle overall. which makes me think that maybe the vehicle probably is quite ugly overall to be advertised in photos.

    perhaps you can include more of the vehicle, and i think this is where it is more challenging to produce a powerful image. it is much easier to exclude than include because there are more elements that are out of our control when composing, and there will be more "distractions" to the theme.

    i agree with what toggy said. as an abstract image, it looks interesting with cool silver colours and strong curves, but personally, not a good car advertisement. can see effort was made into controlling the shutter speed to get the blurred spinning yet sharp features, and the background was simple too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziedrich
    this looks like an interesting abstraction of a car.

    i feel that in order to make it a successful car picture that will make people feel more impressed of the car itself, you need to include more information about the car, like the menacing curves, fierce headlamps, or etc, complemented with a background, maybe lightning or something.

    the lighting n blurred wheels helps to create a sense of coolness and speed, but dun u think at this perspective most cars will look the same? the lines are very distorted due to wide angle lens, which can be artistic, but they look similar for all cars. at this view, a honda civic or mitsubitshi evo may look similar, and it would be hard to differentiate them.

    when a buyer sees the ad he might be more interested in the car as a whole, not isolated lines. moreover, the horizon is tilted a little too much in my opinion, which may again be artistic, but having too much of that deprives the picture of reality. i have seen a car (was it hyundai?) website posting similar pictures, abstract pictures under its gallery. and i thought "what's the point?" because i feel like they are hiding things from me, only abstract parts of the vehicle are shown, yes, artistic, but individual parts composed by an artist does not tell me anything about the vehicle overall. which makes me think that maybe the vehicle probably is quite ugly overall to be advertised in photos.

    perhaps you can include more of the vehicle, and i think this is where it is more challenging to produce a powerful image. it is much easier to exclude than include because there are more elements that are out of our control when composing, and there will be more "distractions" to the theme.

    i agree with what toggy said. as an abstract image, it looks interesting with cool silver colours and strong curves, but personally, not a good car advertisement. can see effort was made into controlling the shutter speed to get the blurred spinning yet sharp features, and the background was simple too.

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    I don't really agree with this
    no one buys a car based on an advertisement alone. the advertisement's job is to entice a person and to create a sense of what the brand of the car is about, rather than just that model of the car.

    most importantly, you shouldn't be making images based on what you think an advertisement should look like
    rather, you should be making images of whatever it is you like in the style you like it, and leave it to the advertisers to decide whether it's too "arty" or whether it's brilliant.

    I find it absolutely brilliant and I hope you post up more!

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    you guys can try pushing the car instead of driving it the next time you intend to take this pics again. It'll give you silky straight lines which portray nice smooth high speed ride. The overall picture suggests speed to me but the jagged lines tells me it ain't going to be a smooth ride..

    overall, I like the pic. but would prefer to have the whole headlight in view and preferably not using a WA lens that distorts the lamp so big..
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